College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘18
BA, Economics, Ethics, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I am currently a freshman at Yale, majoring in Ethics, Politics, & Economics.
From: Peru , Nebraska
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Cornell, Nebraska
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field (Recruited), Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), American Red Cross, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

905 Words
Throughout elementary and middle school, my life revolved around being invisible, because if I remained invisible, no one could make fun of me for having a terrible haircut, a ruddy face, and, worst of all, for being intelligent. Words such as nerd, freak, and dweeb were thrown at me on a daily basis by kids who simply didn’t understand the power of such phrases. In the beginning of high school, my goal remained the same, stay invisible and stay...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
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As my eyes wandered from President Obama to the examples of grandeur in the White House, including the presidential portraits in golden frames and rooms decorated with one color apiece, I realized how lucky I was to have been selected for such an incredible program. Girls Nation, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, is a week-long summer program for rising high school seniors. Before a student is selected for Girls Nation, they must first attend Girls State, held in their...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Interviews for the Ivy League schools typically differ greatly from school to school, even interviewer to interviewer. For example, my interview for Georgetown was two hours long and very professional. It was so nerve-wrecking, I ended up sweating through my...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
99 Words
Scholarships are perhaps one of the most under-used ways to pay for college. During my senior year, my part-time job was applying for scholarships. I scoured the resources offered by...

How to increase chances at my school
112 Words
Ivies like Yale receive tens of thousands of applications each year, typically from students who are all very well-qualified. Eighty percent of the students who try to get into those types of universities have...

My advice about getting recommenders
91 Words
I obtained recommendation letters from just about every person that was important in my high school career. My teachers were more than happy to write great things...

What set me apart from other applicants
87 Words
What set me apart from other applicants was the fact that I had overcome my small-town background to participate in opportunities typically only granted to students...

Why I ultimately chose my school
76 Words
Yale had been my dream since kindergarten, and the only thing that stood in the way of me attending the institution after being...